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Tim Fast plays a show at Luna

Singer/songwriter Tim Fast will bring folk and Americana music to Café Luna at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Fast, a Minnesota native, has performed and recorded music for 20 years. His show is free.

Rock on with Murgatroyd

Murgatroyd, an Island band made up of Brett Bacchus, “Rez” Arnot, Morgan Snyder and Doug Spencer, will bring hard rock music to Red Bicycle Bistro at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. The show is free and for all ages until 11 p.m. and 21 and older after that.

Azure Knot has its debut

Azure Knot, a new Island band featuring Jon Whalen on lead vocals and guitar, will have a free debut performance at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Red Bicycle Bistro. The band plays folk, rock, blues and countrified ballads. The show is for all ages until 11 p.m. and 21 and older after that.

Music at Quartermaster Inn

Quartermaster Inn in Burton has announced its musical offerings for the coming months. Island favorite Steve Amsden and Friends are booked to play Friday evenings this fall at the inn, and Pat Reardon will entertain listeners on Sunday nights. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays.

John Sparrow comes to Vashon

Veteran performer John Sparrow will give a free show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Café Luna. According to Alice Winship, of Victory Music and the Northwest Seaport, Sparrow is known for his “sly wit, eloquent storytelling voice, and versatile musicianship.” His songs have been recorded by many Northwest musicians, including Kat Eggleston and Hank Kramer.

Celebrate all things Irish

Celtic music performers and knitters are invited to gather at Café Luna from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, to play jigs, reels and polkas and work on crafting projects. No experience is needed to join in the music — only a commitment to keeping the beat.

Lelavision and Ama Trio join forces to benefit a school

The Island performance ensemble Lelavision will present “Fearless Overtones,” a genre-bending performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Lelavision studio. Lelavision founders Leah Mann and Ela Lamblin will meld kinetic sculpture, music and dance, while an ensemble of musicians, Ama Trio, will play Latin, jazz and eastern European circus chamber music. Ama Trio is made up of Madeleine Sosin, Abel Rocha and Amy Denio. Suggested admission for the show is $15, and half the proceeds will go to the students at Camino Seguro School in Guatemala. Reservations are required, and directions to the studio will be given upon calling 463-9648 or e-mailing

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